Use your library card to keep up on book news in the New York Times

Your library card is your link to the book world in the New York Times. See what’s happening today:

  • Read about a new novel, The End of October by Lawrence Wright, in which a new virus upends the world.
  • Preview 11 Books to Watch for in May.
  • Read about If It Bleeds, a new collection of novellas by Stephen King.
  • Access recent articles and book reviews, best sellers and a whole lot more.

You can read the New York Times for free with your library card. Click here to sign in and create your free account.

If you don’t have a library card, you can still get one to tap into our online digital collection, newspapers, Flipster magazines, and helpful databases. Click here to learn how.

National Orchid Day – celebrate with these newspaper articles, magazines and eBooks!

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Today is National Orchid Day. In celebration of the day, take a look at these articles and eBooks about orchids, available now in the New York Times and on Flipster & OverDrive.

Sign in to Flipster here to read these magazine articles about orchids:

Organic Gardener – April 2020: “From Donkeys to Flying Ducks” by Helen McKerral – exploring the world of native orchids and how to grow them. There are many articles and references to orchids in back issues of Organic Gardener too. Use Flipster’s Search bar on the upper right of your screen.

Horticulture – May 2020: Visit the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the Orchid Conservatory and use the Search bar to visit articles about orchids in back issues.

New York Times – April 18, 2019: “Orchids Bloom in Thousands of Forms. But Why?” by C. Claiborne Ray

To read this article and today’s New York Times, visit our Databases here. Choose New York Times and select Remote Access. Enter your library card number and PIN to create a free account. Type “orchids” in the Search bar on the upper left of your screen.

Maybe you’d like to read a book about orchids. These eBooks are currently available on OverDrive for download to your device.

The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an e.ndangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him.

Wild Orchids by Karen Robards

A blistering romantic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Pursuit. Far from her sensible life as an English teacher in Kansas, Lora looks forward to a relaxing vacation in Cancun. But fate thwarts her careful plans when a darkly handsome American named Max jumps into her car with a loaded gun.

And on the web, visit the official site.

We offer a great variety of magazines, newspapers, eBooks and eAudiobooks, available for easy access with your library card. Read magazines on Flipster, access the Philadephia Inquirer and the New York Times through our Databases and download eBooks and eAudiobooks on OverDrive.

Your online book world – reviews, talk and recommendations

One of the best things about reading books is hearing what others are saying and learning about new books on the horizon.

To get started, you can access a wealth of information on our website and online with your library card. Take a look:

  • Library Reads – a monthly list highlighting library staff picks from across the country
  • Novelist Plus – recommended reads in fiction and nonfiction
  • NextReads – Sign up to receive free monthly or bimonthly NextReads emails loaded with great book suggestions.
  • Staff Picks – book recommendations by our library staff

For reviews in the The New York Times sign in here with your library card to access a wealth of book-related sections:

  • Best Sellers
  • Book Reviews
  • Book Review Podcasts
  • By the Book – Writers on literature and the literary life
  • Children’s Books
  • Crime – Roundups of crime novels by Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times Book Review
  • Globetrotting – Sneak preview of books coming out in 2020 from around the world
  • Now Read This – A book club from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times

Read book reviews on The Philadelphia Inquirer online or access the daily Philadelphia Inquirer here.

And on Flipster – access The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books

For more ideas and to reserve your next read, hop over to our digital collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks here.

Happy reading everyone!